Bible or Baloney?

These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. (Deuteronomy 6:6-9)

I’ll admit it: I have waaaaay more dumb 70s song lyrics stuck in my head than Bible verses.

ABBA. The Bee Gees. The Carpenters. Olivia Newton-John. KC & the Sunshine Band. They’re all in there.

Sadder yet, I may even have more 70s commercial jingles in my head than Bible verses. Take this little test to see if you’re as pathetic as me. Fill in the blanks:

Plop plop
Fizz fizz

My baloney has a first name
It’s ______________
My baloney has a second name
It’s ______________

How about this test:

Can you recite God’s 10 Commandments without cheating and looking at your Bible?

How about Psalm 23?

The Beatitudes?

Don’t let God’s word get crowded out of your head. Read your Bible every chance you get. Let it be the first thing you do each morning and the last thing you do each night. Listen to it as you drive around. Talk about it over dinner with your family. Write your favorite verses on index cards and carry ’em around in your pocket. Put ’em on post-its and paste ’em all over the house. Write ’em on the back of your hand. Tattoo ’em on your forehead. Put ’em in neon lights on the roof of your house. Memorize ’em. Meditate on ’em. Marinate in ’em.

As the Bible itself says, “ALL Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16)


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  1. Hugh Janus says:

    This is how I found god again, many thanks. ~Mr. Janus

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